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Argentina and Chile
14 Days/13 Nights
Day 1: BUENOS AIRES
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES
City Tour Buenos Aires. This panoramic tour will take you through the highlights of South America's most European and cosmopolitan city. We'll drive along 9 de Julio Avenue where the renowned Colón Theater and the Obelisk, symbols of our city, are located. We'll visit Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by important historic buildings like the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral and the City Hall. We'll also visit Plaza San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso. The tour will drive us along the old fashion Avenida de Mayo and the dynamic Avenida Corrientes. Explore neighborhoods filled with colors and history, like La Boca and San Telmo, and the sumptuous neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta and the modern Puerto Madero, a busy gastronomic and entertainment area. In the evening enjoy an amazing Tango Show and Dinner. Tango is still alive. A good way of penetrating its spirit is visiting one of the restaurants that offers tango shows of an excellent level, to enjoy tango´s sensual magnetism taken to the stage by some of the best dancers, singers and musicians in Buenos Aires! After a delicious dinner, you will follow a spectacular presentation of acclaimed popular and sensuous Tango, performed by the world's best. It is the music of Buenos Aires par excellence. Tango is felt in the air of the city, as humidity!
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES- FOZ DO IGUAÇU
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Our guide will pick you up for a full day adventure to the Argentinian Side of the Iguazu National park. The Argentinean side is very different from the Brazilian one; there are the three trails leading you through the nature in the park: The Lower Circuit: At a length of 1,700 meters, runways venture into the lush jungle to take direct contact with the breaking of the Dos Hermanas, Chico and Ramirez. Walking down a runway you can be at the foot of a huge seawall water which is the fall of Salto Bosetti and you will enjoy the steep falls in the Saltos Alvar Nuñez, Elenita and Lanusse. The Upper Circuit: a walk of 1,300 meters, elevated runways will take you on the fall line of several major jumps, reaching the edge thereof. It provides an overview of the whole area from a greater height. The Devil's Throat: Accessed through the Rainforest with the Ecological Train arriving at the Devil's Throat Station. From there, after a 1,000 meters walk, you will reach the enormous 'Devil's Throat'. You will walk around next to the falls to have a close look of the falls. You can feel the strength of the water and enjoy the 55.500 hectares of natural beauty!
Day 4: FOZ DO IGUAÇU
Today after the breakfast in your Hotel, you will visit the Brazilian side of the magnificent Iguaçu Falls. Following the walkways which border the canyon of the Iguassu River, you will enjoy the sight of hundreds of small waterfalls. At the end of this Trail you will arrive right in front of the huge and impressing Devils Throat, the strongest and most powerful of all waterfalls. You will feel the waterfalls with the splashing water around you and the whole area around is full of beautiful rainbows. At the end of the tour your guide will drop you off at your Hotel. Excursions with additional charge: Great Adventure Boat Trip The Great Adventure takes you to meet the Iguazu Falls from a new point of view, but no less entrancing. It all starts with a wonderful track by the Iguazú National Park. A walk six miles through the fully motorized Yacaratiá Sendero, which will take you from a subtropical vegetation, where flora and fauna coexist in harmony. Multilingual guides pass information about the curiosities of the jungle. At the end of this wonderful journey you find Puerto Macuco. It's a ride in a special and very safe boat, passing true the island Isla Martín. The boat then on a superspeed takes you directly into the falls! Sparks of water and the adrenalin felt cannot be described in words and has to be felt! And yet you have the privilege of passing very close to the famous Garganta del Diablo. Helicopter flight over the Waterfalls The tour takes you for flying over the words’ widest falls! The picture is stunning, and the tourist will get the best photographs of this nature show. The flyby allows the visitor to have a sense of the scale of the landscape, making the most different emotions arise.
Day 5: FOZ DO IGUAÇU-EL CALAFATE
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the international airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 6: EL CALAFATE
After the breakfast in your Hotel, you will visit Perito Moreno in a SIB tour. El Calafate claims its livelihood from a single tourist attraction, the spectacular Glaciar Perito Moreno in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, It can be devided into two parts the north and the southern part, with El Calafate on Lago Argentino the gateway. The park is the second largest in Argentina, extending some 170 km along the Chilean frontier and covering some 759,000 hectares. It was declared a World Heritage region by UNESCO in 1987. Some 40% of the park is covered by giant ice fields, with 47 major glaciers of which 13 flow east descending into the park to feed the two big lakes, Lake Viedma in the north and Lago Argentino in the south. There are also about 190 smaller glaciers that are not connected to the ice fields. All together a great spectacle you have to see.
Day 7: EL CALAFATE – PUERTO NATALES
Private Transfer to the Bus station where you will take a SIB bus to Puerto Natales, there you will be picked up and transferred to your Hotel in a private car.
Day 8: PUERTO NATALES
A full day shared tour visiting the amazing national park of Torres del Paine including the Milodon Cave, located at the Benitez hill, 25 km from Puerto Natales, where in 1895 a skeleton of a Sable-tooth tiger, American Horse and Huge Lazy known as Milodon were discovered. We will walk for around 30 minutes in this cave observing the stalactite formations and the Milodon imitation copyAfter this we will continue our way to the national park Torres del Paine where we can see the most varied landscapes starting from a Maggelan forest and ending with the Patagonian Plain with its strong winds and dry air. Upon arrival at the park the scenery changes drastically, the national park containing over 242.000 hectares, we can now see tens of lakes with birds and enormous mountains. The lakes water is blue and crystal clear, the waterfalls and peaks covered with ice are among the typical landscapes of this park. A 15 min walk will take up to Salto Grande, a waterfall connecting 2 lakes, Nordenskhold and Peoe. We will return along a beautiful road, passing by the Serrano River and the Toro and Porteno lakes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: PUERTO NATALES-SANTIAGO
Private transfer out to bus station and transfer in shared bus to Punta Arenas airport to take the flight to Santiago. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 10: SANTIAGO
Today you will go on a city tour to the most interesting sights in Santiago From the historical city to the modern buildings. We will pass through the Alameda Bernardo O´Higgins Ave, where´s Palacio Presidencial de la Moneda, then we will walk by the streets of Huerfanos and Ahumada that take us to Plaza de Armas. Around, we will see the Cathedral, The Post Office and the Council of Santiago. After that, we´ll take a look at Santa Lucia Mountain, strategic point of the city foundation. We´ll continue through Parque Forestal and the Fine Art Museum. Crossing the Mapocho river, we will arrive to Bellavista Suburb, a bohemian place with strong cultural activity. Nearby is the entrance to Parque Metropolitano with San Cristobal Mountain from where we will be able to appreciate the whole city. We will finish our tour visiting the new city center, Providencia and Las Condes and Vitacura suburbs.
Day 11: SANTIAGO-CALAMA-UYUNI
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Calama. Private Transfer in Calama aiport to Uyuni. From San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) drive toward Hito Cajón, admire the Green Lagoon and enjoy the panoramic view of the Licancabur Volcano. Cross the Dali Valley, enjoy the Polkes hot springs and admire the “Sol de Mañana” geysers. Continue towards the Red Lagoon where you will observe many Andean flamingos, you will see the Árbol de Piedra and (Stone Tree) and arrival at “Ojo de Perdiz”. Accommodation: Desert Hotel, room with prívate bathroom (Box Lunch, Dinner).
Day 12: UYUNI - ATACAMA
Start the journey visiting the small Lagoons: Onda, Chiar Kota, Hedionda y Cañapa, stop at the scenic viewpoint of the Ollagüe Volcano, one of the few active volcanoes in the surroundings. Continue the journey through the Salt Flats of Chiguana, which is a vast extension of saltpeter (potassium nitrate). Arrival at the village of San Juan, visit of the archaeological museum and continue the trip through the Salt Flats of Uyuni towards the Fish Island, where you will find the highest cactus in the world. Hike up to the top of the island to enjoy of a great view of the entire Salt Flat. After lunch drive towards Uyuni, visiting Colchani, a town that its main economy is based on the salt processing and distribution of salt. Private transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, overnight in hotel in Atacama.
Day 13: ATACAMA-SANTIAGO
Transfer to Calama airport to your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 14: SANTIAGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
Our price includes:
• Accommodation with breakfast at selected hotels or similar ones • Tours mentioned in the programs with English speaking guide • Transfers from / to airports in private. • Meals specified in the program.
Our price does not include:
• International Flights • Extras not included • Meals not specified • Domestic flight • Beverages • Porters • tips